People Skills | Week 5: How to Say Hard Things

It’s 2019 and we’re as bad as we have ever been when it comes to disagreeing with the people we love. We’ve seen friendships dissolve over invites to baby showers, political lines and even TV shows. We all have the capability to have hard convos that help us grow, we just need the right skills to do so.

Process, journal or discuss the themes of this article - here's a few questions to get the ball rolling...

Welcome to the Chaser–a few questions after the weekend service to start conversations. If this is your first time in a group, or your group has new members, take a few minutes and introduce yourself. Two truths and a lie is always a good place to start.

  1. The world didn’t end this weekend, that means we have at least today to dive into a few questions. Let’s start easy. It’s Father’s Day. Make like Brian and Chuck and share your best dad joke.

  2. Now let’s dive into it. Read Rev 20:11-15 and 2 Cor 5:10 out loud. Why do you think there is a time of judgement? Why does a good Father need to discern between what is just and what is unjust?

  3. Judgement will be for our thoughts, our words and our actions. (Yikes!) Do you think you and God need to do a review of your life? Why is there a time where you recap your short time on earth?

  4. How does Jesus solve the problem that good, would never be good enough?

  5. Why did Jesus die for each one of us? What does it mean to be a Father who would sacrifice everything for his children?

Challenge

Grab paper and write Dullness, Depth, Driveness and Death across the top. Think through the friendship in your life and put them in one of these categories. Remember, there’s not a perfect mix. But if you’re missing some names in the Depth category, take some steps to pull some relationships out of Dullness, or Drivenness. (And maybe tell Death to take a hike.)

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Jun 1, 2019 58 mins 1 sec

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